Florida Atlantic University athletics has received a $5 million gift from Michael and Michelle Hagerty of Boca Raton that will result in a series of improvements, renovations and upgrades.
The Hagerty Family Athletics Village will be designated by signs and other means of recognition of the couple’s generosity.
“We cannot thank Michelle and Michael enough for this incredible gift,” said Brian White, FAU vice president and director of athletics. “We have nearly 450 student athletes at Florida Atlantic, and every one of them will reap the benefits of this gift. This gift will truly be transformational for many of our facilities and sports programs.”
The Hagerty Family Athletics Village includes:
• The Hagerty Family Track and Field Complex
• The Tom Oxley Athletic Center
• Abessinio Court at Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena
• Kimberly V. Strauss Tennis Center
Still available for naming rights in the village are the swimming facility, softball, soccer and baseball stadiums and the beach volleyball complex.
For more information about donating to FAU athletics, call 561-297-2683 or visit https://fauf.fau.edu/paradise-club.

Gift to aid support services at Lynn Cancer Institute
Arline and John McNally’s seven-figure donation to Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Lynn Cancer Institute will help with the organization of support programs and ensure that they continue to thrive. The gift creates the McNally Family Foundation Center for Patient Support Services.
“Boca Raton Regional Hospital considers itself extremely fortunate to have philanthropists like Arline and John,” said CEO Lincoln Mendez said. “Their giving is steadfast and focused on the true well-being of our patients. Arline and John’s personal involvement at Boca Regional and other select organizations is testimony of paying it forward.”
For more information on the institute, call 561-955-5966 or visit https://baptisthealth.net/locations/coe-hubs/lynn-cancer-institute---boca-raton.

Boca West Children’s Foundation gets grant
The Boca West Children’s Foundation has been awarded $5,000 as recipient of one of the American Fundraising Foundation’s Golden Pear grants.
The announcement described a record-breaking $250,000 distribution of funds and an additional $100,000 of in-kind donations.
The Boca West Children’s Foundation is a nonprofit that funds projects in Palm Beach County to help at-risk children and their families.
“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Golden Pear grant,” Executive Director Pam Weinroth said. “This will enable us to help even more children in need in Palm Beach County.”
For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit www.bocawestfoundation.org.

Company gives makeover to Achievement Centers

Achievement Centers for Children & Families in Delray Beach has a newer look thanks to more than 100 employees of Gables Residential who took part in the company’s Day of Service there.
Projects included a book drive, a food drive, reorganizing the library, installing blinds in all classrooms, cleaning the gymnasium, providing new furniture for the staff lounge, painting, building a bench for the playground and landscaping.
“ACCF benefits greatly from its many community partnerships and is so grateful for Gables’ support and generosity,” Chief Development Officer Jessica Hall said.
Gables Residential is a real estate developer and manager.
For more information on ACCF, call 561-266-0003 or visit www.achievementcentersfl.org.

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